Ernest E. Just Symposium

Ernest Just Portrait 

Hosted by the College of Graduate Studies each February, this event celebrates the life of the noted African-American biologist with a day devoted to providing information to undergraduate students about opportunities in all of the colleges at MUSC. Morning keynote talks focus on the life and history of Ernest E Just and have student speakers who talk about their research projects. In the afternoon, visiting students meet with admissions professionals and current students to learn more about their college of interest and have campus tours.

Ernest Everett Just Symposium 2022

Friday, February 25th


Featured Speakers:


Florian Rieder 

Florian Rieder, M.D.

Associate Staff of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

“Mechanisms and Future Clinical Trial Endpoints of Fibrostemosing Crohn’s Disease” 

Lacy Menkin-Smith 

Lacey Menkin Smith, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Director of Tropical Medicine and Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship 

Medical University of South Carolina

“Covid-19 Emergency Response and the Light at the End of the Tunnel”

Theodore Walker 

Theodore Walker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Ethics and Society 

Perkins Southern Methodist University

“Marine Egg Cell Biologist Ernest Everett Just (1883-1941): A Black Life That Matters Greatly in Evolutionary Bioethics”

Aissatou Ba 

Aissatou Ba,  Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Public Health Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina

“Armed Conflicts, HIV Testing, and High Risk Sexual Behaviors: A Long-Term Spatial Analysis”


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"Funding for this conference was made possible (or in part) by SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program under award number (NSF Award # OIA-1655740 and SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program number 19-SA08). The views and perspectives expressed in conference materials, publications, speakers, or moderators do not necessarily reflect those of the SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program or infer endorsement by the SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program."

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